Thousands of Cubs pack out Pleasure Beach for record bid

Party time: Thousands of Scouts from across Lancashire take part in the Wildest Beach Party
Party time: Thousands of Scouts from across Lancashire take part in the Wildest Beach Party
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More than 1,800 Cub Scouts and volunteers packed into Blackpool Pleasure Beach in a bid to break a new world record to mark the organisation’s centenary.

The Wildest Beach Party Ever, the first of many events to kick off a year of celebrations, brought together youngsters from across Lancashire.

Scouts Wildest beach party

Scouts Wildest beach party

After a jam-packed day of unlimited rides, the Cubs and Scouts grouped together for a World Record attempt by the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people singing, “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.”

Jonny Thomas, a Cub Scout from Chorley, said: “While I’ve been a Cub Scout, I’ve been to loads of new places.

“You get to go one great trips like today. It’s amazing to be a part of Cubs100.”

Chris Taylor, an adult volunteer from Rossendale Scouts, added: “Scouting changes young people’s lives.

Scouts Wildest beach party

Scouts Wildest beach party

“Cubs100 marks a century of adventure for adults and young people alike.

“It was such a fantastic day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach celebrating Cubs100, I can’t understand why more adults don’t volunteer with the Scouts. Why not join up and have your own adventure? I love it.”

More than 150,000 Cubs take part in life-changing adventures every week, with the help and support of adult volunteers up and down the country through its programme of everyday adventure.

More than 200 different activities are carried out including adventure camps, climbing and water zorbing.

Scouts Wildest beach party

Scouts Wildest beach party

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “I’m super proud that Cubs Scouts from Lancashire are getting out and about to take part in the Wildest Beach Party Ever at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It’s great that nearly 8,000 Cub Scouts from all over the UK are getting together to celebrate our centenary.

“This will be one of the biggest celebrations that Scouting will see this year. I am so proud of all the Cub Scouts and all of the volunteers who give them so much fun, challenge and life changing adventure every week.”

Along with Lancashire scouting groups, Cubs 100 aims to provide 150,000 Cub Scouts with the opportunity to get involved with the Widest Birthday Ever! experience, allowing them to create new friendships and memories throughout the year.

Scouts Wildest beach party

Scouts Wildest beach party